gas premix kit.

deacon

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my gas tank is mounted at a funky angle. I have to wait almost till it is empty to get a quart of premix in it. I like to mix it fresh so I have always mixed a quart at a time. I can usually mix a second quart and put 12 oz in a bottle to carry in my basket for emergencies. Which seem to happen often because I forget to check the tank. No gauge you know....

So I have been thinking I need to mix it in smaller amounts so that I can add gas before it goes empty. Then I thought if I do build the smaller bikes for sale I want to include a premix kit. The weed eater takes the same mixture as the china girl so....

I am looking at a 16oz mix kit. Now a couple of interesting things come to mind. Clear 16oz bottles with a wide opening are harder to find than I thought. I'm sure now that I have started to look I can find something like a juice jar with a wide opening.

Then there was the oil measuring device. I did a little research half an oz is also one table spoon. There are plenty of those little plastic kitchen measuring spoon sets. So when I find the right jar, I can attach a measuring spoon to it and have a premix kit. I want one now for my own bike.

I bet those spoons are available in the drug store for kids meds as well.
 
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Venice Motor Bikes

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I have a 2-1/2 gallon gas can that I use to pre-mix 2-gallons at a time... (I like to leave a little room in the can to shake it up!)
I use one of my kids 10oz apple juce bottles to measure the oil...
Everyday before I ride, I just top-off the tank.
(oil settles to the bottom, so I always shake it first.)
I keep a 2-1/2 oz bottle of two stroke oil under the bike seat just incase I run out of gas, I can pedal to a gas station, pour in the oil & fill it up!
(I live in LA, so there's a gas station every mile.) :ride2:
 
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deacon

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I don't go very far it would take me a year to use two gallons of gas. I have been warned over and over that gas goes bad when premixed too long. I just got in the habit of mixing it a quart at a time. It really isn't much trouble. A quart of gas will last me two weeks at least. Unless I really get wild and crazy...

I carry 12 oz of premix for when I run out of gas and I have twice already.
 

Bikeguy Joe

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Just be careful carrying around gasoline in any kind of plastic bottle. Shaking can cause static and then boom.